Other (indicate in message) Submitted: November 13, 2023 | Updated: December 14, 2023

(November 2023) Request for Pamlico County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries, as of the present day.

Good evening Elizabeth, Ervin, Steve (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to "inspect", nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist). If the request is unclear, or if you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**

The type of basic salary data I’m requesting is simple to provide, is very commonly produced, and is widely considered a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file of school employees. Many NC school systems fulfill requests like this via email in 1 week, and in many cases 1 day.

Please provide the names and salaries of ALL current Pamlico County school district Employees / Staff. This should also include all Directors / Principals / Superintendents, etc. As of the present day [on the date the query is performed]. Please include the following:

1) Employee first / last name
2) Date of Hire
3) Position / Title / Department
4) Salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary -- whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee)

Ideally, I’d like to receive these records in an Excel or other machine-readable format. If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
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Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

Thank you for your assistance!

** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • December 14, 2023 4:39 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Curtis, Steve” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 14, 2023, 4:39 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Pamlico County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries, as of the present day.

     

    Hi Steve,

     

    Thank you for clarifying.

     

    I will now mark this request as “Completed” on our website.

     

    Thanks for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Completed
  • December 14, 2023 3:13 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Curtis, Steve <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 14, 2023, 3:13 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Pamlico County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries, as of the present day.

     

    The basic salary data that you requested (Name, Hire date, Position, Salary) is considered a matter of public record, and that is what I submitted to you yesterday. All salary data of our employees was sent to you in the spreadsheet.

    Steven B. Curtis

    Assistant Superintendent, Business Services

    Pamlico County Schools
    507 Anderson Dr.
    Bayboro, NC  28515
    Office (252) 745-4171 ext. 642


    Status: Clarification Provided
  • December 14, 2023 2:57 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Curtis, Steve” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 14, 2023, 2:57 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Pamlico County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries, as of the present day.

     

    Hi Steve,

     

    Thank you for your reply.

     

    I’ve reviewed your response, and the document you sent.

     

    RE: “Although this information is of public record, we do maintain confidentiality of salary information among employees here in our district.”

     

    I’m not sure if you meant that in the document provided you’ve intentionally excluded the actual “salary” total of certain salaried employees, even if that info is available to you per my request? If that is the case, then please explain this or please cite where this information is exempt from disclosure under NC Public Records Law.

     

    I just want to clarify that the basic salary data I requested (Name, Hire Date, Position, Salary) is considered a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file of all school employees.

     

    Thank you.


    Status: Clarification Requested
  • December 13, 2023 1:08 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Curtis, Steve <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 13, 2023, 1:08 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Pamlico County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries, as of the present day.

     

    Good afternoon. Attached is the Public Records Request that you requested. I received help in creating this query from our payroll software vendor, and I trust this is the information you requested. I am sending this email to you only, and not to the other Pamlico County Schools’ employees that you sent your original request to. Although this information is of public record, we do maintain confidentiality of salary information among employees here in our district. If you reply back to this email, please reply to me only. I will let the others know that I have submitted this information to you.

     

    If you have any questions please let me know.

    Steven B. Curtis
    Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
    Pamlico County Schools
    507 Anderson Dr.
    Bayboro, NC 28515
    Office (252) 745-4171 ext. 642

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 1 file referenced (“Employee-Salaries-Query.xls”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • December 5, 2023 3:53 pm

    5 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Harwick, Elizabeth” <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Dec 5, 2023, 3:53 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Pamlico County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries, as of the present day.

     

    Hi Elizabeth,

     

    Thank you for confirming on 11/29 that my records request is being processed.

     

    I’ll follow up again around mid-December, if I haven’t heard anything else before then.

     

    Thanks for your help!


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 29, 2023 3:14 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Harwick, Elizabeth <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Nov 29, 2023, 3:14 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Pamlico County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries, as of the present day.

     

    Good afternoon! I hope this message finds you well. I’m writing to confirm the receipt of your public records request dated November 13, 2023, and a subsequent follow-up received on November 28, 2023. Your request pertains to personnel information regarding employees of Pamlico County Schools.

     

    At Pamlico County Schools, we are committed to upholding transparency and complying with public records laws. Our team is actively engaged in the process of gathering the requested information. Please be aware that certain records may undergo redaction or be subject to exemptions in accordance with state and federal laws. In such instances, we will provide a comprehensive written explanation for any redactions made.

     

    Should you have any questions or require further clarification throughout this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected]. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated as we diligently work to fulfill your request. We value your interest in Pamlico County Schools.

     

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to fulfill your request. We appreciate your interest in Pamlico County Schools.


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • November 28, 2023 12:30 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Nov 28, 2023, 12:30 PM
    subject: Re: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Pamlico County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries, as of the present day.

     

    Good afternoon Elizabeth, Ervin, Steve (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

     

    I’m following up regarding my public records request above, submitted to your offices on November 13th:

     

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Nov 13, 2023, 5:47 PM
    subject: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Pamlico County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries, as of the present day.

     

    I haven’t received a reply from anyone since I submitted the request.

     

    Can you please confirm receipt to let me know my request will begin processing? And, if possible, can you please provide me with an anticipated date for its completion?

     

    I’ll follow up in 1 week, if I don’t hear back before then.

     

    Thank you!


    Status: Follow up
  • November 13, 2023 5:47 pm

    6 months ago

    from: Mail Delivery Subsystem <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 13, 2023, 5:47 PM
    subject: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)

     

    Address not found

     

    Your message wasn’t delivered to [email protected] because the address couldn’t be found, or is unable to receive mail.

     

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    The response was:

     

    550 5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try double-checking the recipient’s email address for typos or unnecessary spaces. Learn more at https://support.google.com/mail/?p=NoSuchUser m3-20020ac5c203000000b0048d0222253asor2882309vkk.3 – gsmtp

     

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    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]
    cc: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
    date: Nov 13, 2023, 5:47 PM
    subject: Public records request. (November 2023) Request for Pamlico County, NC Schools: List of all employees and salaries, as of the present day.

     

    Good evening Elizabeth, Ervin, Steve (or Records Officer / Custodian(s) of these Records),

     

    Please reply promptly to the following public records request, which I’m making in accordance with NC Public Records Law. https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    ** I’m simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I’m NOT asking for the opportunity to come in person to “inspect”, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via the electronic medium / electronic format (in which the copy of this record should already exist). If the request is unclear, or if you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**

     

    The type of basic salary data I’m requesting is simple to provide, is very commonly produced, and is widely considered a matter of public record as part of the public personnel file of school employees. Many NC school systems fulfill requests like this via email in 1 week, and in many cases 1 day.

     

    Please provide the names and salaries of ALL current Pamlico County school district Employees / Staff. This should also include all Directors / Principals / Superintendents, etc. As of the present day [on the date the query is performed]. Please include the following:

     

    1) Employee first / last name
    2) Date of Hire
    3) Position / Title / Department
    4) Salary (including hourly wage, hourly rate, or salary — whichever payment structure is applicable to the employee)

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive these records in an Excel or other machine-readable format. If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, please provide a link to where it can be accessed.
    ————————————

     

    Please note that by submitting this request, I’m NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it isn’t possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I respond.

     

    By Law I’m not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • November 13, 2023 5:44 pm

    6 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending